Related: this twitter thread was literally a car-crash I couldn't turn away from, being updated in real-time.

twitter.com/Ceilidhann/status/

Moved my desk a few feet down the wall and now I can see a billboard over the Ville-Marie expressway from my chair. This is not helping my general malaise with modern society 😷

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@nindokag Thanks for the offer! I will let you know how it goes as the semester progresses. πŸ˜€

Anyone here done much work in R? I'm taking a course on it for my degree and the professor is pretty dead-eye serious. I'm wondering how fucked I am with little programming experience.

@kai Yes I am! Having dreams of a city you've never been to is wild

Some interesting side effects of this:

- When I go to a city after researching it for a while, it always feels like a bizarre dream because a drew such a vivid portrait of the city in my head that inevitably doesn't correspond much to reality.

- I'm heavily predisposed towards horizontality and visions for the future. I imagine myself as I grow old. I imagine the city I live in 50 years later. These are vivid images, which can drive me towards making some odd decisions in the present

I'm rarely the smartest person in a room. In a given undergrad class of 30 people, there are probably 5 people who are considerably smarter than me, and another 10 who are about at my level. Then like 10 who were never taught a method of expression so it's a mystery.

But I *know* that I have a much more powerful imagination than most people. I've been using it, training it, alternating between sustainable and overclocking, using my environment as stimuli, since I was like 5 years old.

@kureshii Without a doubt there is resentment involved and I have few strategies for dealing with such people. πŸ˜‚

It also sucks because I feel like I'm the only one in my entire program who *doesn't* like him. He's crazy extroverted and runs a lot of the student events in the department.

When he joins everyone automatically defers control of a conversation to him! It's so stupid! People don't do it for anyone else!

I have a possible IRL nemesis for the first time in a while. It feels weird and bad bc I'm probably going to spend a lot of time with him this semester 😩

@machado What is the proportion of renters versus owners in Portugal?

@machado Actually, I think my parents were the first and last. Most of my cousins are just scraping by and leaning on their parents. We have the illusion of upward mobility

@machado Would be very ironic to be the first and last upwardly mobile generation in my family.

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